I took these snapshots on a recent camping trip with dear friends in the southern California desert. A crew of old pals from herb school, it was a special trip of botanizing and sharing our love of plants and herbalism. Hiking to look at wildflowers, late nights stargazing and lots of laughter and beauty shared. So thankful we made time in our busy lives to soak up this precious moment, when the desert comes to life with the gift of rain. Spring is full of hope and possibility.